It looks like Designated Survivor will live to see another day. ABC has renewed the dramatic TV show for a second season.
The political drama follows Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), a lower-level Cabinet member, who ends up becoming the President of the United States after a major attack on the nation’s capital. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.
Designated Survivor debuted in September to a strong rating of 2.24 in the 18-49 demo and 10.04 million viewers. And while the ratings have dropped over the course of its first season, the show is still a positive performer for ABC. So far, season one is averaging a 1.26 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5.88 million viewers, making it one of the network’s top-10 series for the 2016-2017 season.
What do you think? Have you seen Designated Survivor? Are you glad it’s been renewed for a second season?